MICHIE ’ 49
MCCRAY, JR. ’ 52
court, lettering in both sports. He used his athleticknowledge as sports commentator of The Oracleand also worked on The Fir Tree. He was a memberof the monitor board and the German club.
Mr. Janney earned a bachelor’s degree fromWashington and Lee University before enteringthe US Marine Corps for two years, one of whichwas spent in Japan. He then matriculated at theUniversity of Virginia and became a member of theDarden School of Business’s first graduating class.
A career in advertising and marketing took Mr.Janney to towns and cities such as Winchester,Virginia; Philadelphia; Richmond; Charlottesville;and Baltimore. His employers included GuarantyBank; Richardson, Myers, and Donofrio, Inc.;and the University of Virginia Darden Schoolof Business. While at Richardson, Myers, andDonofrio in the early 1980s, he collaborated withAlex McMillan ’ 50, then president of Harris Teeter,on an ad campaign for the grocery chain featuringactress Shirley Jones. He also accepted the Mayor’sRecognition Award from Baltimore’s MayorWilliam D. Shaefer on behalf of the agency for the1979 “Keep the Orioles in Baltimore” campaign.
Mr. Janney remained committed to his almamaters, serving on the advisory council and asclass agent for Woodberry, even forming the“Toothless Tigers” in Charlottesville, a groupof senior Woodberry alumni who get togetheroccasionally for lunch. For UVA, he served aspresident of the Darden Alumni Association, was asponsors trustee, and was on the dean’s roundtableprior to heading the development office. He was amember of the Maryland Club and the Virginiansof Maryland, served on the vestry of the Churchof the Redeemer in Baltimore, and was a memberof Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville. Inhis free time, he enjoyed golf, tennis, running, andfollowing professional sports.
Mr. Janney is survived by three children,including Tyson D. Janney ’82; elevengrandchildren, including Tyson C. Janney ’09,Connor P. Janney ’ 14, Walker D. Janney ’ 12,Nathan T. Janney ’ 17, and Daniel M. Janney ’ 21;and a great-grandson. His cousins included T. K.Leachman ’ 63 and William H. Leachman ’ 52. Hewas predeceased by his wife, Sally. At his funeral,his son and five grandsons, all members of theWoodberry Dozen in their day, sang a beautifulrendition of “Amici” as the “Half Dozen.” (Seephoto on page 55.)
Thomas J. Michie ’ 49
The Honorable Thomas Johnson Michie, ofCharlottesville, Virginia, died August 27, 2019.
Tom Michie was known for his quiet ways,
musical ability, and wrestling feats. He lettered
in wrestling while also participating on the
soccer squad and managing the tennis team. He
participated in choir, the music club, German club,
and The Fir Tree, while also serving as monitor.
Sen. Michie went on to Trinity College in
Washington, DC, after Woodberry and earned
a bachelor’s degree in 1953 before getting his
bachelor’s degree in law from the University of
Virginia. Upon graduating from UVA, he joined
the US Navy and served for three years active duty
and twenty years in the reserves.
He joined his father’s law firm, now Michie
Hamlett, in 1959 and retired from there in 2003.
In 1971, Sen. Michie was elected to the Virginia
House of Delegates, where he served until 1980,
before he served in the Senate for eleven years.
He was a fellow of the American College of Trust
and Estate Counsel, served as president of the
Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, and
was on the Virginia Judicial Council Standing
Committee on Commissioners of Accounts for
more than ten years. He also chaired the Senior
Lawyers Section of the Virginia State Bar and the
Virginia Bar Association Select Committee on
financial abuse of the elderly. For his work, he was
invited to join the Virginia Law Foundation.
Sen. Michie was heavily involved in theCharlottesville community, beginning with hisservice on the Charlottesville School Board in1965. He won the Jaycee Young Man of the YearAward in 1963 and the Distinguished ServiceAward in 1965. His service also included beingon the boards of the Thomas Jefferson MemorialUnitarian Church, Jefferson Area Board forAging, United Way, Piedmont Housing Alliance,Planned Parenthood, and Camp Holiday Trails. Inhis free time, he enjoyed spending time in naturewhile canoeing, hiking, gardening, and paintingwatercolor landscapes.
Sen. Michie is survived by his four children,four stepchildren, five grandchildren, and fivestep-grandchildren. His cousins include ReginaldB. Henry ’ 44 and A. Hewson Michie ’ 47.
Bernard W. McCray, Jr. ’ 52
Bernard Winn McCray, Jr., of Henrico, Virginia,died October 11, 2019.
Known for his “ready smile and likeabledisposition,” Bernard McCray was a prefect,business manager of The Oracle, and member ofthe drama club, German club, and hop/loungecommittee. He was also a notable athlete wholettered in three sports: football, track, and soccer.
After graduation, Mr. McCray earned abachelor’s in civil engineering from the University